On Tue, 25 May 2004 11:52:26 GMT, "Leon"
|> For fastening trim such as soffit boards, a narrow-crown stapler such
|> as you describe should work well. The boards are thick enough to allow
|> the staples to countersink.
|> For fastening screen wire, these staples will probably just blow a
|> hole in the screen wire without actually fastening the screen wire to
|> the frame. It's too much power for that application directly to the
|> screen wire. Might get by if the stapler has adjustable depth control.
|I have thought about the staple going through the screen and am considering
|the adjustable depth one for that reason. I can restaple if necessary as
|the staples will be covered and screen tightness will not be an issue.
I have the Porter-Cable NS150 and I have used it to fasten poultry
wire ("chicken wire") fencing around the wife's garden with good
success. Fiddle with the depth setting and air pressure and you'll be
That said, I also have a 1999 Mallard by Fleetwood 5th wheel travel
trailer that I just repaired too. The bozos at Fleetwood used narrow
crown staples to attach the aluminum siding, but drove the staples
completely through the aluminum and I had a sheet peel off at 65 mph.
(Fleetwood finally agreed that it was a birth defect but refused to
fix it because the warranty has expired.) Bastards.